This year’s AusDM will boast a variety of interesting and engaging tutorials from leading researchers.

R and Data Mining with Dr. Yanchang Zhao

This is a tutorial on data mining with R. It will cover four sessions below. Each session will be of 1 hour, composed of a 40-minute presentation and a 20-minute lab.

  • R Programming: basics of R language and programming, parallel computing, data import and export, RStudio, Shiny and R MarkDown
  • Association Rule Mining with R: mining and selecting interesting association rules, redundancy removal, and rule visualisation
  • Text Mining with R: text mining, word cloud, topic modelling, and sentiment analysis,
  • Social Network Analysis with R: graph construction, graph query, centrality measures, and graph visualisation

Dr. Yanchang Zhao, CSIRO

Dr. Yanchang Zhao is a Senior Research Scientist with Data61, CSIRO and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Canberra. Previously, he was a Data Analytics Lead with IBM Australia in 2017, a Senior Data Scientist with the Australian Government from 2009 to 2016 and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) from 2007 to 2009.

He has 11 years’ hands-on experiences in data analytics and has authored/co-authored 60+ publications (incl. 4 books) on data mining research and applications. His book titled “R and Data Mining – Examples and Case Studies” has been widely used as a reference book for university courses and industry trainings. He is a Founder of RDataMining.com and the RDataMining LinkedIn group. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Steering Committee Member of the AusDM Conference, and has been a Program Committee member for 100+ academic conferences on data mining and machine learning.

More to be announced!